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The elephant stirs

May 5, 2010

The optimism over Côte d'Ivoire's economic prospects is well placed. Despite continued political instability, inflation is being kept in check, the economy is growing and the restructuring of the country's debt has been widely praised. Writer Nick Kochan

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BCEAO works to recapitalise region's banks

May 5, 2010

The governor of the Banque Centrale des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Philippe-Henri Dacoury-Tabley, outlines his monetary policy to increase capital and maintain stable inflation levels. Writer Nick Kochan

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Côte d'Ivoire's reforms make headway

May 5, 2010

Côte d'Ivoire's minister for economy and finance, Charles Koffi Diby, has effectively steered the country through the global credit crisis and, as he tells The Banker, his reform policies are beginning to bear fruit. Writer Nick Kochan

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Treasure seekers

May 5, 2010

Côte d'Ivoire's huge unbanked population makes the country an attractive target for both local and foreign banks. With the west African nation's banking sector on the verge of a consolidation process, those left standing will be well placed to tap into this enormous potential. Writer Nick Kochan

A thoroughly modern exchange

May 5, 2010

Although the Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres may only boast a limited number of quoted companies at present, it is fully up to date with the latest technology and legislation, which is likely to attract growing interest going forward. Writer Nick Kochan

Marching forward with confidence

March 31, 2010

The Maltese economy has survived testing times. Tonio Fenech, Malta's minister of finance, the economy and investment, explains how the country is well placed within Europe to sustain growth in the coming year.

Michael Bonello

March 31, 2010

Michael Bonello, governor of the Central Bank of Malta

The governor of the Central Bank of Malta gives an assessment of the country's economy, explaining why its financial sector managed to emerge from the recession in relatively good health. Interview Michael Imeson

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A safe harbour

March 31, 2010

Malta ranks 13th in the world for financial market sophistication, according to a World Economic Forum survey. It raised its game considerably before it joined the EU in 2004, and now enjoys the presence of many international banks, insurers and fund managers operating within an EU-compliant regulatory regime. Writer Michael Imeson

Sound principles

March 31, 2010

Malta has one of the soundest banking systems in the world, a testament to the reliable, old-fashioned principles adhered to by its leading 'credit institutions licence holders': Bank of Valletta and HSBC Bank Malta. Writer Michael Imeson

Attracting allcomers

March 31, 2010

With 401 funds registered, many of which moved to the country upon it joining the EU six years ago, Malta has acquired a reputation as an attractive fund domicile that has drawn in custom from beyond its EU neighbours. Writer Michael Imeson

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